slip tongue


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slip tongue

[′slip ‚təŋ]
(engineering)
A pole on a horse-drawn wagon that is fastened by slipping it between two plates connected to the forecarriage.

spline, false tongue, feather, slip feather, slip tongue

spline, 2
spline, 1
1. A long thin strip of wood or metal which is inserted in a slot formed by two members, each of which is grooved and butted against the other.
2. In a suspended acoustical ceiling, a strip of metal or hard fiber inserted in the slot between adjacent acoustical tiles which butt against each other, forming a concealed mechanical joint.
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REVERSE TONGUE DIRECTION to get back into alcoves, closets, hallways or other rooms by installing a slip tongue into the groove and continuing the flooring in the opposite direction.
[15] ROUT GROOVES IN RIPPED BOARDS and slide in a slip tongue to join to grooved flooring.
To fill in the voids behind the first field boards, use slip tongues as we did on both sides of the hearth (Fig.
They come with grooves ready to receive the tongues (or slip tongues) of standard flooring.